Russ Collins http://wemu.org en Michigan Theater Foundation Buying State Theatre http://wemu.org/post/michigan-theater-foundation-buying-state-theatre <div>For 15 years the <strong><a href="http://www.michtheater.org/?gclid=CM6LyN-Q_74CFQwDaQodpEYAYA" target="_blank">Michigan Theater</a></strong> staff has helped choose and market films at Ann Arbor's <strong><a href="http://www.michtheater.org/about-the-state-theater/" target="_blank">State Theatre</a></strong>. &nbsp;A deal reached today will have the Michigan own and operate the portion of the State Theatre that's currently used for movies. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:42:30 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47398 at http://wemu.org Michigan Theater Foundation Buying State Theatre Cinema Chat: Cinetopia, 'Maleficent', 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' And More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-cinetopia-maleficent-million-ways-die-west-and-more <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151845200&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><em><strong>Cinetopia</strong></em> is almost here!</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 12:41:29 +0000 David Fair 46562 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Cinetopia, 'Maleficent', 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' And More Cinetopia Film Festival Growing In Its Third Year http://wemu.org/post/cinetopia-film-festival-growing-its-third-year <div>The third annual <em><strong><a href="http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/" target="_blank">Cinetopia International Film Festival</a></strong></em> will include a greater presence in Detroit. About 100 screenings will be split equally between Ann Arbor and Detroit for this year's festival which runs from June 4th through the 8th. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:32:06 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43876 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Sundance, Hitchcock, Oscar Nominated Shorts, and more! http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-sundance-hitchcock-oscar-nominated-shorts-and-more <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">In this week's edition of&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Cinema Chat,&nbsp;</em>Michigan Theater Program Director, Amanda Bynum sits down to talk with 89.1 WEMU's David Fair about the latest upcoming movies downtown and around town.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:15:53 +0000 David Fair 40871 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Sundance, Hitchcock, Oscar Nominated Shorts, and more! Cinema Chat: Low Winter Sun, The Wolverine, Renoir, The To do List and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-low-winter-sun-wolverine-renoir-do-list-and-more <p>As is the case every Thursday morning, WEMU's David Fair was joined today by Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for a little movie talk.</p><p>In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat", Dave and Russ chatted about some news out of Hollywood,&nbsp; and a long list of movies that are available for your viewing pleasure in the days ahead!</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:07:54 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 32683 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Low Winter Sun, The Wolverine, Renoir, The To do List and More Cinema Chat: Hollywood News, The Lone Ranger, Despicable Me 2 http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-hollywood-news-lone-ranger-despicable-me-2 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this holiday edition of Cinema Chat,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WEMU's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;David Fair and Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins discuss movies available over the Independence&nbsp; Day holiday weekend.&nbsp; Find out what kind of reviews "The Lone Ranger" is getting, and whether or not the animated "Despicable Me 2" holds up to the original. First, Russ offers up some news out of Hollywood on pending films based on two literary classics!</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:48:46 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 31665 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Hollywood News, The Lone Ranger, Despicable Me 2 Cinema Chat: Magic Mike, Cinderella, Much Ado About Nothing and White House Down http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-magic-mike-cinderella-much-ado-about-nothing-and-white-house-down <p></p><p>In this week's installment of Cinema chat,&nbsp;WEMU's&nbsp;Daiv&nbsp;Fair and Russ Collins discuss some Hollywood news, including Channing Tatum possibly directing his first film. it would be the sequel to "Magic Mike."&nbsp; An update of Cinderella is in the works. Dave and Russ also cover a number of movies opening this weekend including Joss&nbsp;Whedon's&nbsp;adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"&nbsp; and the action-thriller "White House Down."</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:14:40 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 31450 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Magic Mike, Cinderella, Much Ado About Nothing and White House Down Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Film Festival Special Edition http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-cinetopia-film-festival-special-edition <p>The 2nd annual Cinetopia Film Festival kicked off in Ann Arbor Thursday night and will run right through the weekend. With so much to cover, a second installment of Cinema Chat this week seemed appropriate and needed! In this bonus edition, WEMU's David Fair is joined by Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins and Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum. Additionally, there is a special appearance by Richmond Arquette! Richmond is the co-star of the film, "This is Martin Bonner."&nbsp; The film will be shown twice at Cinetopia, the first of which is 9:30 tonight.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:19:20 +0000 David Fair 30514 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Film Festival Special Edition Cinema Chat: The Great Gatsby, From Up on Poppy Hill, Mud, and more! http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-great-gatsby-poppy-hill-mud-and-more <p><em>The Great Gatsby</em> &nbsp;opens in theaters this weekend!&nbsp; In this week's installment of &nbsp;<em>Cinema Chat</em>, WEMU's David Fair and &nbsp;Russ Collins discuss several film options for the weekend and preview the upcoming Cinetopia Film Festival. The conversation began, however, with some sad news out of Hollywood.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 13:06:45 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 29146 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: The Great Gatsby, From Up on Poppy Hill, Mud, and more! Cinema Chat: Ann Arbor Film Fest and more http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-ann-arbor-film-fest-and-more <p>The latest Star Wars news, the yellow brick road returns, upcoming Ann Arbor Film Fest, special screenings and new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:35:25 +0000 Russ Collins & David Fair 26451 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Ann Arbor Film Fest and more Cinema Chat: Guide to the Oscars http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-guide-oscars <p>More about the Oscars, including Russ's sure-fire winners; Oscar nominee shorts at the Michigan, and new openings downtown and at the cineplexes.&nbsp; It's all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:35:48 +0000 Russ Collins & Clark Smith 25837 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Guide to the Oscars Cinema Chat 8/16/12 http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-81612 <p></p><p> Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins made his weekly visit to "Morning Edition" and joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss what movies are available locally this week. The conversation begins with an issue that's been sending ripples through the community of fans that love the "Twilight" franchise.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:04:33 +0000 Clark Smith 18154 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat 8/16/12 Cinema Chat 8/9/12 http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-8912 <p>After a week up north at the Traverse City Film Festival, Russ Collins returned to the WEMU studios and joined David Fair with plenty of Cinema Chat news!</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:36:01 +0000 David Fair 17779 at http://wemu.org